• AGE:  5 Years Old
  • SEX:  Neutered Male
  • BREED: Captain of the starship Enterprise
  • WEIGHT:  65 lbs.
  • SOURCE:  Rescued from Neglectful Situation
  • DOG-FRIENDLY: Not recommended
  • CAT-FRIENDLY: Not recommended
  • AGES: 18+

Meet Kirk!

His life has been quite an adventure. We are not sure what his younger life was like, but when he was about 2 years old he ended up at the Yonkers Animal Shelter. There he was adored by staff and volunteers alike and was well cared for. After some time there he still had not found a home and the volunteers put their heads together to come up with a plan to get him adopted. They decided to raise money and send him to a trainer, hoping that once he was fully trained, a family would want to take him home!

Feeling hopeful, the volunteers gave him lots of love as they said goodbye and wished him good luck in finding a loving home. They assumed that while in training he would be loved and well cared for and they trusted that the trainer would be able to teach him all the skills needed to be the perfect family pet.

Unfortunately, two years later they found the trainer they trusted decided Kirk was unfit for adoption and was scheduled to be euthanized. The volunteers were confused, how could the sweet and lovable dog they knew be unfit for adoption?

It was learned that during this time Kirk was not given the care he needed and was left outside with little to no human interaction or affection. He was infested with fleas and developed flea dermatitis causing him to lose a large amount of hair. The trainer even admitted that one of his techniques for correction was to hit Kirk repeatedly with a cane. This is when Adopt-A-Dog stepped in.

Since then Kirk has been with Adopt-A-Dog, where we treated Kirk both physically and emotionally. He has been with us and in our training program and we truly believe that he is ready for a loving family. Any family that is interested in adopting Kirk will receive all the love, kisses and devotion he has saved up. Due to his past he is not good with other animals and it is recommended that he be the only pet in the home.

We are so invested in Kirk’s next adventure that we want to make sure he gets everything he deserves and never has to know abuse or shelter life again, therefore in order for his happily ever after we will be giving free training instruction for his life upon adoption.

If you are interested in adopting Kirk, please complete an ONLINE APPLICATION BY CLICKING HERE. Be sure to indicate the dog(s) you are interested in meeting in your application.

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